"The Great British Bake-Off" judge Prue Leith is seen leaving Channel 4 studios in central London.

Editor’s Note: Spoiler Alert: This story contains the name of the winner of “The Great British Bake Off”

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Leith blamed the tweet on the time difference

She replaced Mary Berry

CNN  — 

“The Great British Bake Off” judge Prue Leith took some heat after she revealed what went on in the kitchen.

Leith accidentally announced the winner in a tweet hours before the finale aired on Tuesday.

The tweet was hastily deleted and Leith tweeted an apology for the spoiler, explaining she was in a different time zone when she sent it out.

“I am so sorry to the fans of the show for my mistake this morning,” her tweet read. “I am in a different time zone and mortified by my error #GBBO.”

But the incident had already left a bad taste in some viewers’ mouths, especially coming on the heels of the furor over judge Mary Berry leaving and being replaced by Leith.

The amateur baking competition is a cultural phenomenon both in the UK and abroad.

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Last year it was announced that the series was leaving the BBC for a new home on Channel 4.

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Soon after, hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc and judge Berry announced they would be departing the show.

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The gaffe by Leith apparently didn’t stop viewers from tuning in, however.

According to The Guardian,“The programme attracted an overnight audience of 7.7 million, a 34.6% share of the audience and well above the average for the series before the final of 6 million.”

For those who missed Leith’s tweet and were wondering, contestant Sophie Faldo won.